I am taking a few minutes of a break from my Gerber Propel review and thought I would troll for content. I came across the above video from HomesteadNotes.com. It is pretty much exactly what the title says. I like that it is done with nothing more than common shop tools. I wish the video actually showed the making of the blade itself. I have a couple of old blades lying around, and might have to give it a try some time.
I have embedded another video below the jump of a much more professional knifemaker (Kyle Ver Steeg) making a much higher-end result, complete with hamon line differential hardening. This video includes both time-lapse video of the forging as well as some footage of Filipino bladesmiths forging machetes from a recent trip he made. I will probably be sharing some more of his videos in the future. I am liking what I see of his stuff.*
I am going to get back to work on my Gerber review. Have a great day folks.